The Detroit Tigers have been in the midst of a rebuilding phase for a few years now, but the pieces finally seem to be coming together. The front office already made a few huge free agent signings and now two of the team's farm system standouts cracked the top 10 of MLB's best prospects list.
Tigers Prospects 2022
Outfielder Riley Greene checks in at No. 5 overall, while corner infielder Spencer Torkelson finds himself ranked at No. 4. The Tigers join the Baltimore Orioles as the only two MLB teams to feature more than one prospect in MLB's top 10. That is certainly a hard feat to accomplish in today's league.
Greene was nabbed by Detroit with the fifth overall pick of the 2019 draft and has been working his way up ever since. The 21-year-old slugger finished the 2021 season with a slash line of .301/.387/.534 to go along with 24 home runs and 95 runs scored between Double-A and Triple-A.
Meanwhile, Torkelson was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft and has a shot to lock down a starting role in the majors by Opening Day. The 22-year-old power hitter posted a .552 slugging percentage, smacked 30 home runs and logged 91 RBI across three different levels of play in 2021.
Greene's ability to draw walks at a high rate and Torkelson's underrated defensive skills may not allow the Tigers to fly under the radar for much longer. Detroit is quietly putting together a roster capable of making some noise in 2022 and is a team to keep an eye on.
For now, the Tigers have odds set at +600 to win the AL Central, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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